The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

The Quantum Thief

byHannu Rajaniemi

Kobo ebook | September 30, 2010

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The Quantum Thief is a dazzling hard SF novel set in the solar system of the far future - a heist novel peopled by bizarre post-humans but powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge and jealousy. It is a stunning debut.

Jean le Flambeur is a post-human criminal, mind burglar, confidence artist and trickster. His origins are shrouded in mystery, but his exploits are known throughout the Heterarchy - from breaking into the vast Zeusbrains of the Inner System to steal their thoughts, to stealing rare Earth antiques from the aristocrats of the Moving Cities of Mars.

Except that Jean made one mistake. Now he is condemned to play endless variations of a game-theoretic riddle in the vast virtual jail of the Axelrod Archons - the Dilemma Prison - against countless copies of himself.

Jean's routine of death, defection and cooperation is upset by the arrival of Mieli and her spidership, Perhonen. She offers him a chance to win back his freedom and the powers of his old self - in exchange for finishing the one heist he never quite managed . . .

Title:The Quantum ThiefFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 30, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0575088907

ISBN - 13:9780575088900

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish science fiction An amazing book. The story is fast paced and well written with so much imagination, and filled with characters who are colourful and full of life and personality (including the ship). The final scenes reminded me of something out of a well written Dr. Who episode with lots of twists and turns and all kinds of interesting tech involved. A wonderfully stylish SF novel.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish science fiction An amazing book. The story is fast paced and well written with so much imagination, and filled with characters who are colourful and full of life and personality (including the ship). The final scenes reminded me of something out of a well written Dr. Who episode with lots of twists and turns and all kinds of interesting tech involved. A wonderfully stylish SF novel.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wild but fun Transhuman fiction set in a wild and crazy solar system. Enjoyable if not always consistent in world building.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Quantum Thief Wonderful. Mind bending and unnerving.
Date published: 2013-09-01